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For Maurice Rajsfus

On dit que les révolutionnaires ne meurent jamais. Simplement, vers la fin, ils commencent à avoir mal aux genoux. Maurice Rajsfus The police have always been the essential element of a politics of rejection and exclusion, which hides economic and … Continue reading

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Freedom for Farida

From the CrimethInc. Collective (22/06/2020)… Police and COVID-19: Two of a Kind: Why One Nurse Risked Her Life to Fight the Virus and the Police We stand in solidarity with Farida C., a 50-year-old nurse at the hospital Paul-Brousse de … Continue reading

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France: Who is afraid of a general strike?

The strangely intermittent general strike in opposition to proposed pension reforms in france is neither “general”, nor truly a “strike”. If the movement is soon to enter its third month, with another day of protest scheduled for today (Paris-luttes.info), the … Continue reading

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The yellow vests’ rebellion and beyond

The yellow vests insurrection revealed the central role of the State in assuring the reproduction of capitalist social relations, a role which as central, is also fragile, sustained only by its increasing militarisation against those whom capital increasingly discards. From … Continue reading

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Politics in times of catastrophe (5)

It is necessary to stop just talking, and to be without pity! André Bernold lundi matin #221 (16/12/19) The comedy has gone on long enough, the insurgency is on the agenda, and the immediate removal of those responsible for the … Continue reading

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France: a general strike waiting to happen

December 6th marked the beginning of a general strike in france against proposed reforms to the national pension schemes for different categories of workers. The “reforms” are the typical State driven “neoliberal” cuts in the value of the pensions, extension … Continue reading

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Politics in times of catastrophe (3)

Everything is burning already; Let us burn together! From lundi matin #218 (25/11/2019) We received this anonymous text from Bordeaux. We liked it very much, so here it is. I dreamed chaos. I have dreamed of the embrace of possibilities … Continue reading

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Politics in times of catastrophe (2)

What was initially presented as a single post now gains form as an ongoing reflection, for the catastrophe is without limits. Of Precarity From lundi matin #218 (25/11/2019) On Friday the 8th of November, a 22-year-old student set himself on … Continue reading

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The gilets jaunes: Insurrection at the end times of capital

Walter Benjamin, in an early and originally unpublished essay, described capitalism as a religion, a purely cultic religion without dogma or theology; a religion in which things and deeds have meaning only in relation to the cult. The ends are … Continue reading

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Looking back-forward at the gilets jaunes: A taking stock

We share an unfinished debate on the yellow vests’ movement, on what is or was radical within it, and where it failed, if indeed it did so. Our caution here is dictated by the different positions in the exchange below. … Continue reading

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